Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scary Spooky Creepy Crawly Halloween

Happy Halloween! Thought I would share the last of my Halloween pages I completed.

This was made from a Creating Keepsakes kit from a very long time ago. (Are you seeing a trend?) There were 20 kits for very cheap. Was like a dollar something a kit. There weren't a lot embellishments with them but they had good bones.

Used equally old photos on this layout as well. 2006. My baby is now 6 and my nephews and niece are all in double digits now! Talk about scary!

I used some Halloween stickers in my stash that went perfectly with the colors and pieces of this kit. 
Used an Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards journaling spot stamp and used one of her Studio AE Sept 2011 stamps (costumes). Used a bit of washi tape and called this one done.

Hope you have a safe Halloween everyone!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 22, 2012

31 Things- Hobby

Completed another 31 Things topic from Ali Edwards' Big Picture class.
I enjoyed this one. I was able to use a bunch of crafty looking items on the second page of this layout. It was fun to just play with the digital elements knowing it would go with this topics theme.

I have a few more almost completed. Will share those soon. Still trying to come up with photo ideas for a handful. 

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Clean Up Your Act

A Blog Named Hero is hosting a challenge right now called Clean Up Your Act. Because my style tends to be on the simple side, this wasn't much of a challenge for me.

For this card, I used some washi tape for the strips and a stamp from Stampin' Up. Used an EK success label punch for the sentiment and outlined it with a black pen. Punched the frog out with a square punch after coloring in with colored pencils. Layered it with black cardstock using foam tape. Hand drew the jumping lines.

The washi made this easy and simple. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 19, 2012

My Favorite

Simon Says Stamp and Show is having a challenge this week called Your Favorites.

I created this card using a new favorite set of stamps--this Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp set. I used the   frame on this card. I have just gotten it so I haven't had time to use it in my Project Life album yet, but itching to. 

I instead used it for this Birthday card. My youngest brother's birthday is two days before Halloween, my favorite holiday. I have so many cute Halloween stamps and themed goodies, this was a good excuse to use them.

The witch stamp is from Stampin' Up that I colored in with colored pencils. The spider is from a punch and I hand drew the web in corner. 

The card reads "best witches for your birthday!"

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Memories in Dreamland

Here is something I haven't posted in a while. An original designed layout! No kit here! Proud of myself on this one!

I had bought this nursery rhyme paper and stickers FOREVER ago. I knew I either had to use it or give it away. I found a handful of photos of my son just a couple weeks old sleeping and thought they would make good use of the paper. 
Used a Lawn Fawn stamp set to stamp the polaroid frames and cut them out that way I could place the photos behind the paper.
Used some Technique Tuesday stamp sets as captions for the polaroid frames.

One of the reasons I was determined to use this was the battery light up sticker that coordinated with the paper. So cool!

Something else that has been sitting in my stash a long time were these flocked alphabet iron ons. Don't know if I will use them again, or if I do, may not iron them on. Didn't like that I couldn't move them around. A little too permanent for me, I think.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day


So yesterday was World Card Making Day. To celebrate, I snuck away to create a little something for the occasion. I put together this card to put in my son's lunch box on Halloween.

I had just received a sewing machine a couple weeks ago for my birthday and I finally got around to learning how to thread the machine and play with a few of the stitches. When I was finished with playing I thought the sewing I had done would make a great background for a card.

I pulled out an oldie but goodie Stampin' Up! stamp set that had a bunch of Halloween characters and stamped them on white cardstock. Then I colored them with my Stampin' Up markers.

Popped them all up with foam tape and adhered the whole thing to an orange base. Added a bit of black and white ribbon and called it done.

Hope you had a great World Card Making Day!

Check out Simon Says Stamp Blog! for other creations made for the celebration! Hoping to win their card kit. See what I made with their June card kit here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Got Candy? and Happy Haunting

Here are some more Just Kitting kits that I have completed. 

The first is a favorite kit of mine. Pluto turned out so cute!
Every Halloween I take a photo of the candy haul the kids bring home. They made out like bandits this year!Love the details on this kit! The candy wrapper tags, the candy pieces in the treat bag! 

The second is a Simple kit. I loved the skeleton on this one since it matched my son's costume. I used some Ali Edwards stamps to embellish the tombstone and the bottom of the page. Used some journaling post-its I had on hand for all of my journaling.  

Still have plenty of Halloween photos to scrap yet! I think between Halloween and Christmas that is half my scrapbook stash! I have a ton! Need to get to using it and stop buying it! But they are my favorite holidays so it makes it difficult!

Should have some more layouts to share soon! I am on a roll!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fraidy Cat

For my daughter's first Halloween, I couldn't decide what she should be. I bought this costume thinking of how cute she would be in it.
There were other contenders though and she wound up being a lady bug for Halloween, but while I had the costume, I took a ton of photos of her in it. 

This kit from Just Kitting was perfect for these photos I had. Used some new washi tape to balance the red of Tigger's costume on the journaling box.

Used some Technique Tuesday stamps for the date.

More Halloween layouts to come!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Birthday Layouts

Here is another kit I finished from my friend Tami
My son and I just celebrated our birthdays last week, and I managed to get some birthday layouts completed for the occasion.
This is my daughters first birthday. She is now a spunky three year old. Where does the time go!

Here is another kit from Tami. For this one I used it for my son's fourth birthday party. He just turned six, but still has a love of Cars and Monster Trucks!

For this kit, I added leather Thickers, used some Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards stamps and Stampin' Up alphabet for the title. Loved the canvas tags that were included in the kit! 
Used a photo collage from Kerri Bradford for all of the photos.

Two more layouts in the complete pile! Should have more to share soon! The next ones are Halloween. Just in time for October!